Diet & Exercise KISS

I work with many clients who are so confused and frustrated regarding diet and exercise.  However, my philosophy is to KISS “Keep it simple, stupid.”    Per Wikipedia    KISS is an acronym for “Keep it simple, stupid” as a design principle noted by the U.S. Navy in 1960. The KISS principle states that most systems…

Barbell Total Body Complex

This is part of the workout I taught my Saturday morning crew this morning. Loved the challenge of a full body work-out that incorporates strength, core, and cardio. Don’t forget to warm up and cool down. Perform 10 to 12 reps of each exercise without rest. At the end of complex, rest and repeat workout…

Feel These Muscles They Boast The Truth

  “Feel these muscles and understand how they boast the truth!”― Hiromu Arakawa, Fullmetal Alchemist Box Set If you want defined muscles, you need to work the entire body with compound and isolation exercises. You can’t just work the biceps or the chest and expect to have a defined upper body. Additionally, you need to do more…

Guard Well Your Spare Moments

“Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wisdom Is Knowing When To Rest

“Activity and rest are two vital aspects of life. To find a balance in them is a skill in itself. Wisdom is knowing when to have rest, when to have activity, and how much of each to have. Finding them in each other – activity in rest and rest in activity – is the ultimate…

The Mind & Body Are Not Separate Entities

“The mind & body are not separate entities. The gross form of the mind is the body & the subtle form of the body is the mind. The practice of asana integrates & harmonizes the two. Both the body & the mind harbor tensions or knots. Every mental knot has a corresponding physical, muscular knot…

Change, Goals, And Injury Prevention

“The attraction of New Year is this: the year changes and in that change we believe that we can change with it. It is far more difficult however to change yourself than turn the calendar to a new page. We are creatures of faith, like it or not.” ― R. Joseph Hoffmann Many people are a…

A Little Taste Of Heaven

I found these Belvita breakfast biscuits on my most recent trip to the grocery store. They are absolutely delicious. They come four to a package and I couldn’t resist having two biscuits before work with my morning coffee and the other two biscuits after my workout today. Although they are not on the top of…

Friday Motivation Barbell Workout

“You only get one body; it is the temple of your soul. Even God is willing to dwell there. If you truly treat your body like a temple, it will serve you well for decades. If you abuse it you must be prepared for poor health and a lack of energy.” ― Oli Hille, Creating the Perfect…

Are Your Workouts Effective?

  Many people think they have to spend hours in the gym to get in shape. They think if they can’t put an hour into a workout, then why waste the time working out. The truth is, it’s not about the time you put in, but the quality of your workouts. I see so many…